Richard Goemann

Executive Director, DC Law Students in Court Program

Richard Goemann is the executive director of the DC Law Students in Court Program . Most recently, he served as the director of Defender Legal Services for the National Legal Aid & Defender Association and was an Assistant Federal Public Defender for the Eastern District of Virginia. Professor Goemann began his career in public defense in 1989 as a staff attorney in the Criminal Division of the DC Law Students in Court Program. He then moved to Virginia as an assistant and senior assistant public defender in Alexandria before being appointed Public Defender for the City and County of Fairfax. Later he served as Deputy and then Executive director of Virginia’s Public Defender Commission and Executive Director for the PDC’s successor agency, the Virginia Indigent Defense Commission.



Currently Teaching

There are no classes currently associated with this professor.

Areas of Specialization

  • Criminal Procedure
  • Criminal Law

Degrees & Universities

  • J.D., New York University School of Law
  • LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center (E. Barrett Prettyman Graduate Fellow)

  • Selected Publications

    • Richard Goemann, First You Cripple Public Defense: Musing on How Policymakers Dismantle the Adversarial System in Criminal Cases, 9 Loy. J. Pub. Intl. L. 239 (2008).